Haiti

Rebuilding Haiti ten years after the devastating earthquake

President Jovenel Moise tells us how the country has coped since the disaster
On Sunday people in Haiti paid tribute to all those who lost their lives in the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010.
Over 200,000 people died in the earthquake and a million people were left homeless. Efforts to rebuild the country continue a decade on. President Jovenel Moise spoke to Newsday about what he sees are the biggest problems facing his country.

(Picture: Haiti"s President Jovenel Moise. Credit: REUTERS/Jeanty Junior Augustin)

'Female, black, gay and immigrant': My journey to the White House

Karine Jean-Pierre on her success, and working with Barack Obama
The eldest daughter of Haitian immigrants who worked multiple jobs and 15-hour days in New York City just to make ends meet, Karine Jean-Pierre was expected to become a doctor. 
After she failed to get the science grades she needed, she had to shoulder the disappointment of her family and even attempted suicide. So she rethought her life, got involved in politics and eventually ended up working in the White House for the first black US President Barack Obama. 
On her journey there, she exploded stereotypes, came out as gay, and spoke up for people whose voice wasn't being heard. 
She's now a national spokesperson for the online political pressure group MoveOn.org. Her autobiography 'Moving Forward' is released on 5 November.  

(Photo: Karine-Jean Pierre. Credit: Michael Frost)

Why are people protesting in Haiti?

"We want the right to live in our country like human beings"
Velina Charlier is an anti-corruption activist in Haiti, and says she's really worried for the future.   

Fuel shortages, rising prices and allegations of government corruption have fuelled weeks of protest. The situation is deteriorating and the unrest is becoming more violent. People are calling for the resignation of the Haitian President, Jovenel Moise.

(Photo: Demonstrators protest against fuel shortages and to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on September 25, 2019. Credit: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)